We first saw a relationship blossom between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) in 2015 with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is clear the friendship between the two was an instant connection but did you know that at one point, they even were supposed to have a romance?
Well, Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization author, Alan Dean Foster, hinted that the relationship he had originally planned between Rey and Finn was forced to be removed from his novel.
During an interview with Midnight’s Edge, Foster said, “I did my usual thing when I do these adaptations of trying to fix things that I think need fixing in the story and fixing in the science. Not so much with the characters, because the characters are fairly well-established in a screenplay.”
He continued, “Some things they said to take out, and some things they left alone. Some of the things they said to take out I thought were silly and would really have improved the book if I had been able to leave them in the book, but I can’t talk about those.”
“There were a couple of things in there, and a couple of things that happened subsequently that bothered me,” he said. “I’m going to tell you one thing they made me take out because enough time has passed, I don’t think it matters,” before stating that there was “obviously the beginnings of a relationship” between Finn and Rey.
“I expected to see that developed further in Episode VIII [The Last Jedi],” Foster continued to explain. “And zero happened with it. And we all know why zero happened with it — and there’s no need to go into it in-depth — but that’s, sadly, just the way things are.”
If you are a fan of Star Wars, you know that Finn went on to have a romance with newcomer Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) instead of with Rey (Daisy Ridley).
You can watch the full interview here:
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